Dual Career Program

At Michigan Tech, we want to attract and retain exceptional faculty, staff and administrators. We recognize that our success often depends on meeting the needs of two careers. The Dual Career Program was created to help spouses/partners gain knowledge about Michigan Tech and potential employment opportunities at the University and in the local area.

The program also supports dual career hiring at Michigan Tech within available resources and in cases that are critical to the University’s mission and strategic goals.

Eligibility for assistance through the Dual Career Program

The program assists primarily the spouse/partner of new faculty hires with their employment search and networking in the community for their first two years in the area. The program also assists the spouse/partner of candidates of a national search or when an issue of retention is identified.

How Dual Career Program works

In order to become a Dual Career Client, the applicant makes his or her department aware of an interest in the services of the Dual Career Program. An initial consultation with the spouse or partner provides background on employment interests and other community needs.

The Dual Career Program coordinator will assist in identifying local and regional networking contacts. It is the responsibility of the client to assist in the job search effort. It does not create an entitlement to employment, nor does it guarantee job placement.

Priority is given to those individuals whose spouse or partner has been employed at the University less than two years.